Updated — Sekisui Polymer Innovations LLC plans to reopen its plastic sheet extrusion plant in Bloomsburg, Pa., on Aug. 20, after experiencing heavy rains and flooding.
On the company's Twitter feed, officials said Aug. 14 that “our hardworking dedicated employees have already begun cleaning up.”
They added in an Aug. 15 news release that the plant “sustained minor flooding" and would reopen Aug. 20, with “normal production and distribution operations” resuming at that time.
The flooding affected only one of Sekisui's two facilities in Bloomsburg. The affected site is known as the firm's South Campus.
“Our first concern was the safety and well-being of our employees and their families,” president and COO Ronn Cort said in the release. “Now that we are certain they are out of harm's way, our focus is to satisfy our customers' needs.”
“At this time, we don't expect any major delays or disruption to our production schedule,” he added.
Officials also said in the release that Sekisui is acting on its emergency response plans to minimize impact on customers' business. The firm also is taking immediate steps to increase production at its other facilities.
Sekisui SPI makes sheet based on ABS, acrylic, polycarbonate, PVC and other resins. The business was formed in 2014 from a combination of the previous Kydex LLC and Allen Extruders LLC plastic sheet businesses. Sekisui Chemical of Tokyo founded Kydex in 1987 and acquired Holland, Mich.-based Allen in 2007.